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you, sir. the chair recognizes the distinguished gentle-woman from houston, texas, sheila jackson lee. >> thing thank you, mr. chairman, and thank you for this brilliant hearing. i would like to acknowledge, roger, that both you and maurice make a good pair. you should look at yourselves as part of the 21st century nfl. i wanted to make mention of a meeting that i had this morning with nfl hall of famer jim brown. we talked about the value of the nfl, the value of the players particularly today. we talked about the raging violence among our communities and young men. you have been with me, and we have addressed these questions. we have acknowledged the fact that the nfl is respected and admired. the young men that are a part of this great family that you have can be wonderful role models. and of course mr. brown is aware of the dire need of mentorship and manhood training. he was in the room today, and we talked about the idea that i shared with the attorney general recently that tracks mr. brown's program, but it is to build a partnership with the nfl and our government on this whole
control loss due to a football injury? >> sheila jackson-lee, texas. >> thank you very much we are in and out because we are overlapping hearings and meetings. i cannot articulate at the level of importance that this hearing i believe is for the congress but also for the american people. i disagree with my colleague, and i do believe that labor negotiations are vibrant and vital, and i think they are what they should be -- adversaries or maybe even people who agree with each other working out responsible rights for both management and players. but as i have listened to the witnesses and listened to mr. bentsen who hails from my home state, i know from which he speaks. no politician sets up an event on friday night football unless you are sitting in the stadium watching football in texas. i know how intimately this game is for those who live in many places and it certainly texas. as i listened, i do not see any way to handle this holistically, unless it rises to the level of the national game. it is a national game. it is america's pastime. it raises to the level of a congressio
sheila jackson lee for her continued leadership on this issue and her dedication to the needs of our veterans. finally, the legislation honors our fallen heroes for providing a parent of the deceased veteran to be buried in a v.a. national cemetery when the deceased veteran does not have an immediate spouse or child. i want to thank representative barney frank of massachusetts for introducing this incredibly important piece of legislation. mr. speaker, this bipartisan legislation will provide needed changes for our veterans and their families while addressing the unique needs of veterans and service members as they serve the country. i would like to thank representative steve buyer of indiana, members of the committee and my colleagues for working on a bipartisan -- in a bipartisan manner on h.r. 3949. again, thanking the colleagues who got this final bill here and helping our veterans. with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, i yield myself
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